Maine Arts Commission Offers Free Creative Aging Training to Teaching Artists

  • June 30, 2020

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Maine Arts Commission Offers Free Creative Aging Training to Teaching Artists

Virtual Training Session: July 16 at 11 a.m. 

REGISTER for Creative Aging Virtual Training 

AUGUSTA, MAINE—The Maine Arts Commission is pleased to offer a free, interactive training for teaching artists who would like to become eligible for the state agency’s Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster.

On July 16, Brita Wanger Morier will lead an interactive Zoom training session for Maine teaching artists. This 90-minute training will prepare instructors to lead programs that are eligible for the Arts Commission’s Creative Aging grant. The Creative Aging grant supports the collaboration between artists and organizations in developing high-quality, sequential arts programs for older adults.

“We are grateful to be able to offer this training to Maine’s artists,” said Julie Richard, Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission. “The expansion of our Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster, combined with a re-working of our Creative Aging grant to allow artists to apply, will provide an additional outlet for Maine’s artists to earn a living.”  

In a time when isolation among elder community members is especially high, due to the risks of COVID-19, programs that engage older adults and maintain a sense of connection are perhaps more crucial than ever. Additionally, this training will cover the importance of ensuring safety and accessibility for participants, as well as how to foster lifelong learning opportunities in our communities through the use of remote learning tools. 

The Arts Commission’s Creative Aging grants are offered several times per year. The next cycle of applications is being accepted up to October 15, 2020. Teaching artists will also have the opportunity to apply and be listed on the Creative Aging Teaching Roster. 

For more information on Creative Aging Grants, please visit or contact Julie Richard to discuss your project and the application process at or 207-287-2710.



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Julie Richard

193 State Street
SHS 25
Augusta  ME  04333